By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Current women’s basketball coach at the University of Connecticut, Geno Auriemma, demonstrates a three-man weave which combines passing, shooting, rebounding, and finishing. This unique weave focuses on both skill and toughness.
A Three-Man Weave to Promote Toughness
Drill Summary: The drill starts at half court. Each player must call out the name of the player they pass the ball to. Once a player catches it above the block, they will shoot a short pull-up jump shot using the backboard. While the shot goes up, the two players who are not shooting the ball, will battle for position to get the rebound. The player, who gets the rebound, will power up and look to score. There will be no fouls called during the skirmish for the rebound.
Keys to the Drill:
2) Solid Passes
3) Getting the Proper Angle for the Jumper off of the Glass
By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Basketball is a game played low to the ground and in straight lines. Coach Lyndsey Fennelly, a former standout point guard at Iowa State University and was later drafted by the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, uses this simple, but effective drill to get those points across and to create a great habit among her players through repetition.
One Dribble Pull-Up to Finish
The drill begins with the player picking up the basketball from the ground. This forces the athlete to be low to the ground and in triple-threat position when getting the ball. Coach Fennelly believes the first step is critical when putting the basketball on the floor. She wants her players to cover as much ground as possible in the first dribble. The drive should be a straight-line drive which means the player needs to use a push step, rather than a crossover step, to get to the basket.
By being efficient with the dribble and covering the most ground with the initial dribble, you can make up for not being the best athlete. If you attack and drive your shoulder into the defender, you can get by the defender as he or she closes out onto you.
Points of Emphasis:
1) Pick Up the Ball Low to the Ground
2) Use a Push Step to Get Towards the Basket in a Straight Line